MSI Z270 Gaming Pro Carbon Review
MSI Z270 Gaming Pro Carbon - V.123 BIOS
Intel i7 7700K
Corsair LPX 3200MHz (stock XMP tests)
Corsair Dominator Platinum 3600MHz
G-Skill TridentZ 3866MHz
Corsair LPX 4266MHz
Corsair MP500 M.2
Samsung 960 Evo M.2
Corsair H110i GT
Corsair ML Fans
5GHz did come around faily easily as expected. 3866MHz memory was also possible but sadly not at the same time. In the end we had to drop the memory speed down to 3600MHz to be able to keep the 5GHz overclock happy. We are faily sure that a more mature BIOS will have this fixed in no time, its just part of the drama of prerelease testing and stupidly short deadlines.
3866MHz memory is a huge ask even with a mature BIOS though so expecting it from a prerelease product is quite frankly ridiculous, we only do it to really push the outer edges of the boards. Some 3200MHz memory on this board with a decent high speed M.2 drive will have your system absolutely singing.